The Parkinson’s Foundation has created a suite of promotional materials and information to help bring Aware in Care to your community.
Educational PowerPoint for People with Parkinson’s and Families — Make Aware in Care a topic at your next meeting or symposium. Use this PowerPoint to highlight key facts about Parkinson’s and hospitalization. The presentation covers the items included in the Aware in Care kit as well as the steps to take to get the best care possible in the hospital. Please note this presentation is designed for families impacted by PD.
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Postcard — Share the basic facts about Aware in Care and how to order the kit with your constituents.
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Hospital Action Plan — Read about how to prepare for your next hospital visit, whether it is planned or an emergency.
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Aware in Care- PD and Hospitalization Support Group Meeting Guide
Appendix C of the Parkinson’s Foundation Support Group Manual offers several support group meeting guides that may be used alone or in combination with a speaker presentation or webinar. These guides may be especially helpful if your group is small, as the main idea is to get the members to share with one another. These can also be used to generate questions for an upcoming speaker.
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Parkinson’s Disease Fact Sheet — Share the facts about Parkinson’s with hospital staff and ask that a copy be placed in your chart.
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Doctor Letters - Feel safer about going into a planned surgery. This letter establishes expectations from your primary PD care provider to your surgical team for pre and post-operative care for people with Parkinson’s.
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Download the doctor letter for Duopa >>
Download the doctor letter for DBS >>
Download the doctor letter for DBS and Duopa >>
Download the doctor letter for Hospitilization during COVID-19 >>
Research into Parkinson’s Disease and Hospitalization
Kelvin L. Chou, M.D., et al. Hospitalization in Parkinson disease: a survey of Parkinson’s Foundation Centers of Excellence. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, 2011.
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Michael Aminoff, M.D., et al. Management of the hospitalized patient with Parkinson’s disease: Current state of the field and need for guidelines. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, 2010.
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